Environmental Health & Safety

Security Tips

Safety and security on campus is an important issue for everyone who comes to Western University of Health Sciences. The campus is located in the heart of downtown Pomona, a busy district of business, restaurants, and nightclubs.

We boast a record of few crimes and is very safe. The university has contracted with Imperial Security Services to ensure that safety record. Uniformed officers are visible throughout the day and into the evening hours. They also patrol the parking lots in marked vehicles every day that the university buildings are open.

You can help continue our history of safety by taking these steps:

  • Always wear your identification card.
  • Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see something that is not right or suspicious, report it to a security officer or call the security phone line at Ext. 3000., or call from off campus at (909) 706-3000.
  • If you see a crime being committed, call the Pomona Police at 911.

After hours:

All parking is free and open to everyone after 5:00 pm. If you are staying late, move your car closer to the building you will be in.

Here are some other suggestions if you are staying on campus after normal business hours:

  • During the evening hours, walk in groups into the parking areas. Try to park near a friend and walk together.
  • Consider moving your car into parking lots that are closer to your work area.
  • Make sure doors are locked. Let Security know of your location and expected departure time.
  • Keep your car locked at all times.
  • Do not leave any valuables in sight on the seats.
  • Do not stop to search for your keys, have them ready when you leave the building.
  • Take a quick look inside your car before you get in.
  • Be aware of where you are and who else is in your immediate vicinity.
  • Immediately report suspicious activity, thefts, actual or attempted break-ins, etc.

If you are alone during the evening hours and you need to get to your car, you can ask for an escort by calling Ext. 3000 or picking up the red phone located in these buildings:

  • Alumni Center
  • Student Services Center
  • College of Veterinary Medicine

Remember, you can ask for an escort any time you feel uncomfortable. Do not take chances. Trust your instincts.

If you have an emergency:

Step 1 – Call 911. If you cannot get through on 911, you can reach the police at 909/622-1241.

Step 2 – Notify the nearest security guard or call the Security Department at Ext. 3000.

The guard at the HPC front desk can be reached @ ext. 6280.
The guard at the HSC front desk can be reached @ ext. 6281.